Aqualyx is the brand name of a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, falling under the category of “fat-dissolving injections.” It is specifically designed to reduce localised fat deposits in various areas of the body, such as the chin, thighs, abdomen, and love handles. Aqualyx contains a solution of deoxycholic acid, a natural substance found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into fatty tissue, Aqualyx works to break down fat cells, liquefy the fat, and allow the body to eliminate it through its natural metabolic processes.
Aqualyx is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified and trained healthcare professional. However, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. Common side effects include: redness, swelling, and mild discomfort at the injection site, which usually subsides within a few days. More severe complications, although rare, can include infection, scarring, or uneven fat removal.
It is extremely important to have a thorough consultation with a healthcare professional who can assess your suitability for the treatment and provide guidance on its safety based on your circumstances.
Aqualyx works through a process known as “lipolysis,” which is the breakdown of fat cells. The active ingredient in Aqualyx, deoxycholic acid, disrupts the fat cell membranes, causing them to release their contents into the surrounding tissue. This released fat is then gradually metabolized and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system and natural waste removal processes. Over several weeks following the treatment, the targeted fat deposits reduce progressively in size, leading to a more contoured and slimmer appearance in the treatment area. The number of sessions required and the extent of the results can vary depending on individual factors and treatment goals.